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My Vocal Skills – or not

Way way back many centuries ago, not long after the bible began… OK, forget the Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat reference. It was 2007 and I had a job to do. I worked at a place called . I did their “press 1 for customer services” etc recordings and have recently, thanks to Louis and Chris, managed to get my hands on them! So here are just a few of them your delight, or horror! Recordings – pre edit (4/15 here – so plenty more to giggle at)
Main Menu Recording
Christmas Opening Hours
More Information Menu Section
Department Closed Message

My First Ever Live Link On Hospital Radio Plymouth – can you see me shaking with nerves?

Student Radio – I do have some old tapes of this somewhere, but a picture will do for now!
Insanity Radio

An Interview With Josh Andrews – Off-of The Radio

As all you lovely readers know, I recently started at the wonderful Hospital Radio Plymouth. Along with my own show on Wednesdays, the very cool Josh let me join the team on his show. So on Sundays between 3 and 5 you can, if you are very very local to Derriford or are currently in Derriford hear Josh, Producer Jamie, Ciarán and myself.

The show is absolutely great! Really good fun, playing all the latest and greatest tunes and some great radio moments. Josh is an award winner, so standards are high on the show.

I decided to let all of you, get to know him with a very serious interview – I say serious, I mean – I threw some questions together in 10 mins to see what he would reply. I even gave him the chance to ask me a pivotal, important, life changing question… or so I thought!

1) When did you realise you were destined for the airwaves?
From a very young age I knew I wanted to be in the media, I started by wanting to be a newsreader. I soon realized this is too serious and important for me. I need to do something more free, spontaneous and different. Radio it is.

2) Cats or Dogs?
Neither really, both annoy me. I hate the sound of a dog barking, so cats by default.

3) Who is your biggest inspiration?
Hmm, I don’t really idolize anyone. I believe in creating your own future and making this happen by yourself. Nobody is gonna knock on your door and offer you that dream job. I respect broadcasters such as Chris Moyles, Scott Mills, Chris Evans, Richard Bacon & Howard Stern.

4) What’s your favourite flavour of jelly bean?
Hate them, but red is my fave colour of any sweet.

5) What’s your most embarrassing moment?
Literally there are hundreds,
I was starring in a local panto as an ugly sister (oh yes I was!) and during dress rehearsal I was meant to throw a cream pie at my fellow ugly sister, I missed her face and threw it on her hair! She had greasy, creamy hair throughout the whole performance. I felt really bad.
Maybe the time I wore a kilt and flashed EVERYTHING at an audience. Or the time I interviewed Suzanne Shaw without having any idea who she is.

6) What’s your favourite meal?
I go through phases of liking and hating food. At the moment I really like jacket potatoes with BBQ beans, cheese and mayo!
But I could hate it next week.

7) What’s the weirdest dream you ever had?
I have a reoccurring dream, which involves me being stood on the corner of a stage in front of thousands and being told I have to fill 20 minutes of stand up comedy! Not sure if this is a nightmare… maybe it means something?

8) If you were stuck on an island, what 2 songs would you take with you and why?
Such a hard question. Probably MJ – Man in the Mirror and Stevie Wonder – Uptight

9) What has been your favourite word of 2010, and what are the contenders for 2011?
Oaf, moron, cringe, massive, tonto, sup – 2010
Muff and burke are contenders for 2011

10) If you could have 1 super power for 1 day, what would it be, and what would you do with it?
The ability to make people laugh themselves into hysterics – I would make people smile… simple.

11)Is there a question you’d like to ask me?
What’s your fave ready meal?
My Answer – has to be a nice mushroom pasta thingy from Lord Tesco – a bargain at just £1!

You can follow Josh in the following places:-
His Website
His Twitter
The Josh Andrews Show Twitter
His Facebook Fan Page/Group Thing
The Josh Andrews Show Facebook Fan Page/Group Thing

My Exciting News!

It’s finally time to reveal my exciting news, I have been teasing you for a few now, so here you go;

You are looking at the latest presenter to join the team at Hospital Radio Plymouth! I go live with my show on Wednesday (all being well) from 6pm onwards!
So where did this all come about? Well I used to have a radio show at University, so it’s something I have already been keen on, and something I always wanted to get back into, it’s just been a case of time, and where and when.
So why now? Well, I have recently been inspired by people I regard as friends who have been giving generously to deserving charities. Chris and Mark have both been on Secret Millionaire and their stories and what they have been able to do spurned me into realising that I do have some free time, and that it should be spent helping those who need it.
Hospital Radio Plymouth provides entertainment to the patients of Derriford Hospital, The Royal Eye Infirmary and the wider community through our radio station and Showstage facilities.
They have been on air and taking requests since 1969! I can’t even begin to imagine all the people they have broadcast too in that time, and more importantly, made a difference to. My father was in hospital for 6 months with Leukaemia, and although I don’t think he listened to Hospital Radio (a different hospital – so not sure if they even had it there) I know that a friendly voice, mixed with some fabulous music would have lifted his spirits and those of many others.

I don’t really want to preach, but I think everyone should be inspired to give a little back, to really help those in need, from just a little smile to a real belly laugh. After all in this case, laughter really might be the best medicine!

Needless to say, I’ll be updating my blog with news of how I am getting along with the show and all the fundraising for them I hope to be getting involved with, so keep reading!